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Senate in rowdy session over Buhari’s appointments

Senate in rowdy session over Buhari’s appointments

2018-07-20 09:05:22

The Senate yesterday mandated its Committee on Federal Character to look into allegations of lopsidedness in appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari. The committee has till next Tuesday to submit its report. The move followed a rowdy session in the upper legislative chamber after Senate President Bukola Saraki read a letter by Buhari seeking the confirmation of a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Tunde Lemo, as chairman of the board of the Federal Road Management Agency (FERMA). Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu drew the attention of the lawmakers to the provisions of Section 14 (3) of the country’s constitution,… continue reading


Giwa moves NFF secretariat to Sunday Dankaro House

Giwa moves NFF secretariat to Sunday Dankaro House

2018-07-20 09:03:19

The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ambassador Chris Giwa says the present executive committee will finally move to the Sunday Dankaro House at the Package B of the Abuja National Stadium next week. Giwa made the declaration yesterday, when he led some of his Executive Committee members to assess the state of Sunday Dankaro House, which was completed over six years ago. “I have directed the Acting General Secretary, Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme to call the contractor handling the job to resume work immediately, by Friday (today),” he stated. “It is a good structure, and we must break the procrastination… continue reading


After Helsinki, Trump plans to host Putin in Washington

After Helsinki, Trump plans to host Putin in Washington

2018-07-20 09:01:21

US President Donald Trump, under fire over his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, doubled down Thursday by saying he looks forward to meeting the Russian leader again — with talks already underway for a visit to Washington in the fall. Trump has come in for bipartisan criticism for what many saw as his unsettling embrace of the Russian strongman this week — and his seeming disavowal of his own intelligence agencies and their assessment that Moscow meddled in the 2016 election. The backlash has thrust Trump onto the defensive, leading to days of conflicting statements from both the president and… continue reading


Nigeria, others to spend $105b on oil, gas decommissioning

Nigeria, others to spend $105b on oil, gas decommissioning

2018-07-20 08:58:40

Nigeria and other oil producing countries across the world will expend about $105b on decommissioning in the next 10 years. According to a recent report release by Wood Mackenzie otherwise called WoodMac, between 2018 and 2022, noting less than $32 billion would be spent on decommissioning around the world. While UK, the US and Norway, were ranked the top three decommissioning destinations in the next ten years, Nigeria followed Angola as the seventh country that would be spending heavily on decommissioning in the next decade. Decommissioning, a process of safe plugging of the hole in the earth’s surface and disposal… continue reading


Bloodbath threatens stability, Sultan warns

Bloodbath threatens stability, Sultan warns

2018-07-20 08:56:36

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, yesterday condemned the wave of violence across the country, warning that the nation risked dire consequences unless the situation was curbed. “There is too much blood shedding in Nigeria; the blood of innocent people who do not even know what is happening or governance is. This is happening across the country and if we don’t stop this and recognise the sacredness of human life, we cannot see peace. We cannot have peace and development in any place.” The Sultan, who is also the President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA),… continue reading


2019: Segun Odegbami declares Ogun gov bid

2019: Segun Odegbami declares Ogun gov bid

2018-07-20 08:47:15

Ex-international, Chief Segun Odegbami, says education and health will get more attention if he is elected as the governor of Ogun State in 2019. He said this on Wednesday while declaring his intention to vie for governorship in Ogun on the platform of the Labour Party. Odegbami, while declaring at the party secretariat at Quarry Road in Abeokuta, promised to give people’s welfare adequate attention. He said, “Our government, which would be led by the Labour Party, will provide quality education and health care delivery system by building hospitals where necessary. Necessary facilities for proper care, including drugs and personnel,… continue reading


Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, governors meet inside Aso Rock

Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, governors meet inside Aso Rock

2018-07-20 08:44:58

The atmosphere at the secretariat of the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress was tensed on Thursday evening as the Osun State Governorship Electoral Panel from Abuja held a meeting with all the governorship aspirants of the party ahead of the primary election slated to hold on Friday. The Chairman of the Electoral Panel, Abdulazeez Yari, who is the Governor of Zamfara State, was absent and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege announced to the gathering that he was representing the chairman. The security arrangement at the secretariat was beefed up as police deployed two armoured personnel carriers with scores of… continue reading


Tension as APC elects Osun gov candidate today

Tension as APC elects Osun gov candidate today

2018-07-20 08:40:09

The atmosphere at the secretariat of the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress was tensed on Thursday evening as the Osun State Governorship Electoral Panel from Abuja held a meeting with all the governorship aspirants of the party ahead of the primary election slated to hold on Friday. The Chairman of the Electoral Panel, Abdulazeez Yari, who is the Governor of Zamfara State, was absent and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege announced to the gathering that he was representing the chairman. The security arrangement at the secretariat was beefed up as police deployed two armoured personnel carriers with scores of… continue reading


Ekiti: We have ‘facts’ on how election was rigged – PDP

Ekiti: We have ‘facts’ on how election was rigged – PDP

2018-07-19 09:03:29

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that it has what it called “facts” on how the last Saturday’s governorship election was allegedly rigged in Ekiti State. It said members of its National Working Committee met in Abuja on Tuesday, where they received and reviewed “all facts relating to the July 14, 2018 Ekiti state governorship election.” It added that after the NWC members reviewed what was brought before them, they came into a conclusion that the Independent National Electoral Commission allegedly rigged the election in favour of the rival All Progressives Congress. It will be recalled… continue reading


Buhari govt confused, incompetent to stem killings, says Obasanjo

Buhari govt confused, incompetent to stem killings, says Obasanjo

2018-07-19 08:54:36

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again attacked the Federal Government, stating that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is incompetent and incapable of addressing the killings and poverty in the country. He argued that the administration was confused and had reached the end of its tether while the nation was being left perilously to drift. Instead of proffering solutions, the former leader said the government had been wringing its hands and “giving one unrighteous and unacceptable justification after the other.” Obasanjo said this in a letter read on his behalf at a one-day national summit on insecurity and killings in Nigeria… continue reading


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